New Moon In Aries

New Moon in Aries

Date: April 8, 2024

The New Moon in Aries is a time to take initiative, start something new, and put yourself out there.

Yes, leaning into change or new directions can feel scary and chaotic. It may leave you you feeling less in control.

However, the New Moon in Aries calls us to get going with our intentions, and pivot or lean into discomfort if needed.

Aries is a fire sign, so it brings the energy of fire into your life – with the power to destroy, but also to blaze a path for new growth and fresh beginnings.

There’s a simple two step process for embracing the energy of the Dark Aries Moon.

Step 1:  Self-Care and Rejuvenate

When you are being called to go in a direction that feels scary, uncertain, and otherwise outside of your comfort zone, it’s okay to feel the feels.

You don’t have to judge these emotions as bad or negative. Lean into mindfully experiencing these emotions instead.

Practice mindful fear – mindful anxiety – mindful freakout?

I like to journal and ask myself questions like:

  • What lesson is in my resistance to change or taking action right now?
  • What meaning do I attach to these feelings?
  • What is the narrative I’ve created around this?  Is it true or fiction?

Step 2:  Lean Into Action

After you process your feelings around growth, change, and new directions in your life, now you can take intelligent action toward change.

But don’t overwhelm yourself by taking on too much.

Make tiny changes over time.  Even 1% improvements compound over time into massive change and transformation.

Don’t force action.  Lean into action.

Instead of binge-watching Netflix, direct one hour each day from TV toward gardening, or your spiritual practice, or creating art.  Learn something new.  Take a Udemy class (Tracy LOVES learning new things through online classes!)

NOW is a perfect opportunity to release things that no longer serve you.

Sometimes, the Universe delivers a swift kick to the pants to jolt you out of your comfort zone and into your destiny.

NOW is a perfect time to take bold action outside of your comfort zone.

What tiny change will you make to your life starting today?

New Moon In Aries Correspondences

Element: Fire. Aries is a fire sign, so incorporate the element of fire into your New Moon rituals.

You can do this by lighting a candle. You can also carry “fiery” crystals (see below) while the moon passes through Aries.

Season: Spring (The Aries New Moon occurs while the sun is also in the sign of Aries – March 21 to April 19, typically).

This is the new moon closest to Ostara, the Spring Equinox.

Candle Color: Red, pink, white.

Crystals/Stones: Black moonstone (a good stone to work with during the new moon), ruby, garnet, bloodstone, jasper, fire opal, fire agate.

Herbs/Tea: Sage, pepper.

Essential Oils/Incense: Pine, dragon’s blood, geranium.

Animal: Ram, other horned ruminants.

Other Earth Magic Items: Other items I might work with during New Moon in Aries rituals include dried red, pink, or white flowers.

New Moon In Aries Rituals

Here are some suggested rituals to perform under the Aries New Moon:

1) Aries New Moon Tarot

The Emperor card is associated with Aries, embodying power, authority, reason, and leadership.

The suit of wands is also associated with the element of fire, with each card of this suit depicting a progression through a journey.

Here is a simple Intention/Action tarot spread to try during an Aries New Moon:

1. Intention: This card represents your intention – the why, the energy behind it, or some aspect of your desired outcome.

2. Action: This card shows the best action to take (or energy to embody) as you take your initial steps toward manifesting this desire.

2) Fire Rituals

New Moons are a time to set intentions. Write your intentions on pieces of paper (or bay leaves) and burn them in a fire-safe container, preferably outdoors. Allow the smoke to carry your intent into the Universe.

3) Candle Magick

Candle magick is a great way to work with fiery signs. Red or pink are perfect candle colors for Aries moon intentions since they match the color association of this sign.

Orange and yellow are great for working with the element of fire, which is the elemental association with Aries.

White is a good all-around candle color that can be used in place of any other color, and I use white candles most frequently since they are more plentiful and easier to find.

If you keep a manifestation bowl (like a money bowl, for example), place a candle in it and light it until it burns out completely (if it’s safe to do so).

You can also meditate and focus on a flickering flame. Reflect on the element of fire, and its properties. How can you embody these properties (illumination, clearing space, protection, warmth) as you do spiritual work or manifestation?

My Garden At The New Moon In Aries

By the Aries New Moon, my garden is just starting to wake up. Most perennials are showing signs of emerging from the once frozen ground, though others (like my milkweed) will wait until we’re past the Taurus New Moon.

Coltsfoot is blooming along the edges of my property, and violets begin to show, as well as bloodroot and dandelion.

The Aries Full Moon occurs in the fall, at the time when pumpkins and squash are ready to harvest. During the Aries New Moon, I’ll start pumpkin and squash seeds from last year’s harvest, and set intentions as I plant them.

This bit of “pumpkin magick” can help you nurture goals and dreams over the growing season so they are ready to harvest by the Aries Full Moon.